How to format your references using the Neuropsychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
’t Hooft, G. (2010). Nothing to fear from mistakes. Nature, 467(7317), S7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Koester, H. J., & Johnston, D. (2005). Target cell-dependent normalization of transmitter release at neocortical synapses. Science (New York, N.Y.), 308(5723), 863–866.
A journal article with 3 authors
Braunschweig, H., Radacki, K., & Schneider, A. (2010). Oxoboryl complexes: boron-oxygen triple bonds stabilized in the coordination sphere of platinum. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5976), 345–347.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Bashir, T., Dorrello, N. V., Amador, V., Guardavaccaro, D., & Pagano, M. (2004). Control of the SCF(Skp2-Cks1) ubiquitin ligase by the APC/C(Cdh1) ubiquitin ligase. Nature, 428(6979), 190–193.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Corsi, P., & Dulieu, M. (2013). The Marketing of Technology Intensive Products and Services. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Fu, M. C., Jarrow, R. A., Yen, J.-Y. J., & Elliott, R. J. (Eds.). (2007). Advances in Mathematical Finance. Birkhäuser.
A chapter in an edited book
Gillet, D., & Li, N. (2015). Case Study 2: Designing PLE for Higher Education. In S. Kroop, A. Mikroyannidis, & M. Wolpers (Eds.), Responsive Open Learning Environments: Outcomes of Research from the ROLE Project (pp. 115–133). Springer International Publishing.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Andrew, D. (2016, October 28). Why Men And Women Can’t Agree On The Perfect Temperature. IFLScience; IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (2004). Information and Technology Management: Responsibilities, Reporting Relationships, Tenure, and Challenges of Agency Chief Information Officers (GAO-04-957T). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Smith, K. L. (2012). Initial construct validation of the color figure mazes test [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Gustines, G. G. (2017, April 7). Don’t Blame These Heroes for Slumping Sales. New York Times, C1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (’t Hooft, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Koester & Johnston, 2005; ’t Hooft, 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Koester & Johnston, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Braunschweig et al., 2010)
  • 6 or more authors: (Bashir et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuropsychology
ISSN (print)0894-4105
ISSN (online)1931-1559
ScopeNeuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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